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Indians At Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia To Fight For Bronze, Aditi Ashok In Sight Of Golf Medal - Highlights

Golfer Aditi Ashok stays among the top three and in medal contention in the women's golf competition. Catch the highlights here

Indians At Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia To Fight For Bronze, Aditi Ashok In Sight Of Golf Medal - Highlights
India's Bajrang Bajrang, in blue, tries to escape from a grip by Azerbijan's Haji Aliyev during their men's freestyle 65kg wrestling semifinal match at Tokyo Olympics in Chiba, Japan on August 6, 2021. | AP Photo/Aaron Favila
Indians At Tokyo Olympics: Bajrang Punia To Fight For Bronze, Aditi Ashok In Sight Of Golf Medal - Highlights
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2021-08-06T20:40:15+05:30

Indian wrestlers, including medal hopeful Bajrang Punia, and the women's hockey team suffer heart-breaking defeats on Thursday, but Aditi Ashok remains in medal contention after the end of round 3 in the women's gold competition. Later in the day, the 4x400m men's relay team featured in the heats. The broke the Asian records but failed to qualify for the finals. India has five medals so far - 2 silvers and three bronze. Follow highlights of Indians at Tokyo Olympics here. (MEDAL TALLY | AUGUST 6 SCHEDULE | NEWS)

7:18 PM IST: Athletics Women's 4x100m Medal Alert!!

Jamaica win gold, while USA wins silver and Great Britain takes home bronze.

Next Up- Men's 4x100m final


6:37 PM IST: Athletics - Women's 1500 Medal Alert!!!
Faith Kipyegon of Kenya wins the race with an Olympic record of 3:53.11.
Laura Muir of Britain wins wins silver, while Sifan Hassan takes bronze for the Netherlands.


6:18 PM IST: Athletics- Women's 400m Medal Alert !!!!
Defending champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo of Bahamas wins gold, followed by Marileidy Paulino (DOM) in second position.  Allyson Felix wins bronze.


5:58 PM IST: Athletics- Men's 5000m Medal Alert !!!!
Joshua Cheptegei wins gold, while Moh Ahmed of Canada wins silver. USA's Paul Chelimo comes third.


5:35 PM IST: Karate- Medal Alert !!
Ryo Kiyuna (JPN) wins men's Kata gold, while Damian Quintero (ESP) came second.
 Ali Sofuoglu (TUR) and Ariel Torres (USA) took home bronze medals.


5:30 PM IST: Wrestling- Medal Alert !!!!
Gable Steveson of USA wins men's 125kg freestyle gold Geno Petriashvili (GEO) came second.  Taha Akgul (TUR) and Amir Hossein Zare (IRI) clinched bronze medals


5:08 PM IST: Men's 4x400m Relay heat 2

India team Muhammed Anas, Nirmal Noah, Arokia Rajiv and Amoj Jacob are in fray; Indian team finished fourth with a time of 3:00.25 and have failed to qualify for the finals


3:10 PM IST: Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 65kg, Semifinal

Period 2 - Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan

Aliyev takes down Punia to take an 8-1 lead. Indian wrestler fails to match the raw power of his Azerbaijan rival. With a quick attack, Punia however manages to reduce the lead to five points. But he loses another point while trying to force a passivity. Punia then takes a strong grip but once again fails to make a decisive move. In the dying seconds, Aliyev takes a couple more to make it 11-5. India challenges. A desperate move. And India loses the challenge. Bajrang loses 12-5. He will fight for bronze medal.


3:04 PM IST: Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 65kg, Semifinal

Period 1 - Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan

Indian wrestler starts with an advantage after one minute of passivity. Then, Bajrang defends the leg attempt twice. And one-point lead, but Aliyev responds with a two-pointer. A couple more for Aliyev for lifting the Indian lifter. Bajrang trails 1-4.


2:40 PM IST: Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 65kg, Semifinal

Upcoming - Bajrang Punia vs Haji Aliyev of Azerbaijan


1:58 PM IST: Athletics - Men’s 50km Race Walk

Earlier in the day, India's Gurpreet Singh failed to finish (DNF).


12:43 PM IST: Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award will now be called Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award.


12:24 PM IST: Athletics - Women’s 20km Race Walk

Upcoming - Bhawna Jat, Priyanka Goswami to feature in 20km race walk.


11:20 AM IST: Golf - Women's Individual Stroke Play

Round 4 rescheduled to start at 6:30 local time (10:00 AM IST) on August 7 (Saturday).


10:41 AM IST: Golf - Women's Individual Stroke Play, Round 3

Aditi Ashok is now second with -12, behind USA's Nelly Korda (-15). Four golfers in T3, including New Zealand's Lydia Ko is third (-10).


10:27 AM IST: Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 65kg

Bajrang Punia faces Azerbaijan's Haji Aliev, a three-time world champion and Rio bronze medalist, in semis.


10:00 AM IST: Golf - Women's Individual Stroke Play, Round 3

Penultimate day's action. Aditi Ashok remains in medal contention and she sarts round 3 at T2. Diksha Dagar starts T51.


9:50 AM IST: Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 65kg, Quarterfinals

Bajrang Bajrang beats Ghiasi Cheka Morteza by fall. And enters semi-final


9:41 AM IST: Wrestling - Men's Freestyle 65kg, Quarterfinals

Live now - Bajrang Bajrang vs Ghiasi Cheka Morteza


9:05 AM IST: Men’s Freestyle 65kg, Pre-quarters

Bajrang Punia beat Ernazar Akmataliev (KGZ) by points (3-3)


8:57 AM IST: Men’s Freestyle 65kg, Pre-quarters

Live now - Bajrang Punia vs Ernazar Akmataliev (KGZ)


7:49 AM IST: Women's Hockey - Bronze Medal Match

Full-time - India lose to Great Britain 3-4.


8:16 AM IST: Wrestling - Women's Freestyle 50kg, 1/8 Final

Seema Punia loses to Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia by points (1-3).


8:06 AM IST: Wrestling - Women's Freestyle 50kg, 1/8 Final

Live now - Seema Punia in action against Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia.


7:49 AM IST: Women's Hockey - Bronze Medal Match

Half-time - India fight back to lead Great Britain 3-2 after a two-goal down.


6:36 AM IST: Women's Hockey - Bronze Medal Match

Upcoming - India face defending champions Great Britain. Follow live HERE.


The Indian men's hockey team will be turning up to cheer their girls when Rani's team takes on Great Britain at the Oi Hockey Stadium on Friday morning. If the Indian women's hockey team can win a bronze, it will be a historic hockey double for India. Getting past Great Britain will be tough but not impossible for the Indian girls who had beaten mighty Australia in the quarterfinals.

Bajrang Punia and Seema will be at the wrestling arena in their bid to the silver that Ravi Kumar Dahiya fetched on Thursday. That the Olympics are a vastly different competition are eloquently clear. Vinesh Phogat found out in a tough way and Deepak Punia was stunned by a wrestler from San Marino in a bronze medal match.

Quietly but surely, Aditi Ashok has placed herself in a great position to win a medal from golf. She is tied second and a good Round 3 will help keep her place in the top three.

Wrestling - Women's Freestyle 50kg, 1/8 Final
Seema Punia in action against Sarra Hamdi of Tunisia

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